North Yorkshire Police are urging witnesses to come forward after a store owner was assaulted at a McColl’s store in York.


Police on duty

The incident happened at the store on Gale Lane in the town of Acomb at around 9:10pm on 14 September.

According to police, a man entered the store and assaulted a store worker. The motive or reason behind the incident is currently unknown.

The incident followed a number of recent violent incidents across the UK, including a man who injured a store worker at a store in North Yorkshire and a store owner who was injured during an armed robbery at a convenience store in Hampshire.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Ben Sykes.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12190171098.